This week my friend surprised me with tickets to watch The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Bridge Theatre! I had been wanting to go for so long but I wasn’t sure if it was worth the ticket prices.
Quick tip: Check to buy on the day tickets as they seem to be having a sale every afternoon for the evening show.
Considering I’m an avid fan of the theatre, I was really surprised that I hadn’t been to Bridge Theatre of even heard of it before. It sits proudly beside Tower Bridge and is very modern. It’s even more beautiful because of how they’ve decorated it for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
As we walked into the foyer (and once we were done staring at the ceiling), we were able to collect out tickets and buy some drinks and nibbles. For £1 you’re given a plastic cup which you have to pour your drink into. When you leave the theatre you return the cup and get your £1 back. It’s a nice idea but a bit annoying because my drink took up more than the glass so I had to drink it sooner that I wanted to.
As in the beginning of the famous story, we began our experience immersed in World War 2. Rather than theatre staff showing us to our seats, we were greeted by a friendly soldier who handed us our evacuation cards. Whilst we made our way to our seats, a live band played some music which was a really nice touch.
It ranks very highly on my list of must see theatre shows. It has everything you could possibly want from the show, including audience participation, amazing voices and scenes that will make you say ‘wow!’.
The acting is brilliant, not only from the main cast but the supporting actors are absolutely brilliant too. Laura Elphinstone was absolutely incredible as the white witch. I was mesmerised!
One of my favourite things about the show is how well they use the stage to create different settings. Everything about it was perfect. If I’m honest, parts of it gave me Cursed Child vibes with the creativity of the set.
Can I also just say that I’m so happy with the diverse casting, because it honestly just made it that much more special.
The show is running until 2 February 2020 so there’s still plenty of time to go and catch a show. Tickets are available from £15 and can be booked on the Bridge Theatre website.
Would I recommend it? Definitely! Everyone needs to experience the magical trip to Narnia and this show will definitely ensure that you do.
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